Canada Day parade needs entries, volunteers

Canada Day parade theme, 'Celebrating Our Future', now needs entries. Deadline is June 10.

This July, Alberni Valley residents will step into the future.

The Port Alberni Multicultural Society is now accepting entries for the 2013 Canada Day Parade and according to parade coordinator Gillian Shearwater, the theme for both the parade and Canada Day events will be ‘Celebrating Our Future’.

“We all remember last year looking back over 100 years of history, so this year we thought we’d look forward and imagine where we’ll be in the future,” said Shearwater.

“We will all be a part of that future, building homes or clubs or businesses and we want to share everyone’s plans for the future.”

The society started accepting entries in February and will continue to do so until the June 10 deadline, Shearweater said. First to enter this year’s parade, she noted, was the Cherry Creek Fire Department.

She added that the society is currently in need of a recording secretary and an apprentice parade coordinator.

The Port Alberni Canada Day Parade takes place July 1, starting at 10 a.m., with family-oriented activities taking place at Glenwood Centre throughout the day.

Parade participants will be marshalled at 8:30 a.m. It is a non-competitive event and anywhere from 400-800 participants are expected.

For more info parade or to request an entry form, please call 250-724-7293 or e-mail CanadaDayParade@gmail.com.

Just Posted

Body discovered in Port Alberni building

RCMP turn investigation over to BC Coroner’s office

Remains of two people found in Ucluelet

Officials have not said whether or not the remains belong to Ryan Daley or Dan Archbald

First Vancouver Island heat wave of the summer is here

Environment Canada issues a special weather statement as temperatures creep into the 30s

B.C. turns up the heat

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for most the province due to high temperatures

Alberni Valley Vintage Tractor Club contributes to charity

Funds raised from hay sales go towards BC Children’s Hospital Foundation

REPLAY: B.C. this week in video

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

North Island College gets $328,000 for forestry education funding

Announcement in Campbell River part of $1 million around B.C.

Cheers erupt as Federal Court judge approves historic gay purge settlement

Gay military veterans said they were interrogated, harassed and spied on because of their sexuality

Helping B.C.’s helpers cope

The MRT has helped almost 7,000 first responders and street workers in 57 communities in B.C.

Border officials argue B.C. man’s Facebook posts threat to Canada’s security

A B.C. Supreme Court judge acquitted Othman Hamdan of terrorism charges last September

Reena Virk’s mother has died

Both of Virk’s parents became activists against bullying in wake of daughters’ death

Search for capsized fishers near Tofino enters fourth day

“There’s a lot of shock in the community in terms of how we could end up at this place.”

B.C. announces $75M to help friends, family care for seniors at home

Funding will go towards respite care and adult day programs

Timely tide attracts another pod of orcas to Victoria

The pod left the harbour about 30 minutes later

Most Read